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Mayor of London’s top economist comes to LSBU to outline future for China and the UK

Boris Johnson's chief economic advisor Dr Gerard Lyons predicts the future business relationship between the UK and China at an event held at LSBU
19 March 2015

Leading international economist and chief economic advisor to Boris Johnson, Dr Gerard Lyons, will outline his predictions for the future business relationship between the UK and China at a special event hosted by London South Bank University (LSBU).

Dr Lyons – who was recently appointed to the position of senior advisor at financial services consultancy Parker Fitzgerald – will give his take on the changing global economy and explain why the UK is better off than many believe.

He predicts that in the next twenty years the world economy will enjoy one of its strongest periods of growth ever, and the strategy the UK must adopt as the balance of power shifts to China and other countries.

Before joining the mayor, Lyons spent 12 years at Standard Chartered, where he headed up the Global Research department. He has also held directorships and chief economist roles at DKB International and Swiss Bank Corporation, and is a regular speaker at the World Economic Forum at Davos and the International Monetary Fund's annual meeting.

The event will be hosted by LSBU's Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine, which promotes understanding of Chinese language and culture.

Deputy Director of the Confucius Institute Ms Yannan Yu said: "With the UK and China forging new economic and cultural links we are delighted to welcome such an eminent speaker as Dr Lyons. For him to share his unique insight on the changing global economic order is a tremendous opportunity for our staff and students."